Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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The Indiana Pacers travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. The opening line for this game has Boston as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 4-4 and a road record of 1-2. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 94.5 points per game while giving up 95.9 per contest. The Celtics have an overall record of 2-3 and a home record of 2-2. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 103.6 points per game and surrendering 100.2, good for a point differential of 3.4.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.5 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. George Hill averages 15.9 points per game in 37.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Isaiah Thomas averages 22 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year for the Celtics. He grabs 1.2 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Marcus Smart averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Indiana averages 94.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 20.4 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 15.5 per game. The Pacers allow 95.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.6 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 19.5 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Boston averages 103.6 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 53.8 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest which ranks them 16th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Celtics rank 27th with 17.2 per game. The Celtics allow 100.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 58.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 19.6 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. The Celtics force 20.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Boston Celtics Betting Trends
The Boston Celtics are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Boston Celtics are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
11/09/15 PG Rodney Stuckey Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Boston
Boston Celtics Injuries
11/09/15 F Jae Crowder Leg injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Milwaukee
11/09/15 PG Marcus Smart Toe is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Milwaukee
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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